Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

Fall is in the air! Literally. The thermostat can prove it. If you’re anything like me, you’ve hit the coffee shops for the season’s first P.S.L. (aka the Pumpkin Spice Latte) or dug in the closet for your favorite fall sweater. I may be jumping the gun with my excitement for fall, but there’s something to be said about autumn. Maybe it’s the apple cider or the leaves changing color, but I might be one of the few people in Fargo who impatiently looks forward to this time of year. To be honest, I even went back-to-school shopping… and I’m not even a student. In light of my joy of the changing of seasons, here are some festivities to be at this year to celebrate jacket-weather (I said jacket, not coat, so don’t freak out). Enjoy carving pumpkins or a hayride at one of these places around the Fargo-Moorhead area!

FALL FESTIVAL

  • Dates and Times:
    • Saturday, September 28th 10am-5pm
    • Sunday, September 29th 12-5pm
  • Location: Rheault Farm- 2902 25th Street South
  • Admission Fee: FREE admission to the park. Games/rides wristbands $5.50.
  • Fun Activities:
    • Purchase a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch (over 1,000 pumpkins to choose from)
    • Arts & Crafts in the Peter Peter Pumpkin Factory
    • Face Painting
    • Clay County 4-H animals
    • Strolling Clown with Balloon Animals
    • Carnival Games
    • Decorate a Pumpkin Cookie
    • Concessions
    • Straw Bale Maze
    • Barrel Train Rides
    • Horse Drawn Rides

PICK YOUR OWN HEIRLOOM PUMPKIN & SQUASH PATCH

  • Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, September 28th thru October 20th
  • Times: 11am-4pm
  • Location: Probstfield Farm- 4626 Oakport St N, Moorhead, MN
  • Admission Fee: FREE
  • What you’ll find: An heirloom plant is a cultivar that has been nurtured, selected and handed down from one family member to another for many generations. Come learn about heirloom squash and see their beautiful colors, shapes and sizes.

DAKOTA CARRIAGE PUMPKIN PATCH

  • Dates: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays September 27th thru October 27th
  • Times: Fridays 3pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-6pm & Sundays 1-6pm
  • Location: Dakota Carriage Company- 7414 40th Ave N, Fargo, ND
  • Admission Fee: $5 per person on Friday. $6 per person on Saturday & Sunday. Children ages one and under are free.
  • What’s included in the cost:
    • Horse Drawn Ride
    • Bale Maze
    • Corn Maze
    • Barrel Train Rides
    • Giant Backyard Games
    • Miniature Golf
    • Corn Dig
    • Campfire
    • Ghost Walk through the woods
    • Vintage Play Area
    • Pumpkin Basketball
    • Log Walk
    • Visit website for daily deals and activities

BUFFALO RIVER PUMPKIN PATCH

  • Dates: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays September 27th thru October 27th
  • Times: Fridays 3pm-6pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10am-6pm
  • Location: Buffalo River- 14447 Hwy. 10, Glyndon MN 56547
  • Admission Fee: $4 per person. Children ages one and under are free. Visit site for a $1 off coupon.
  • Attractions: (additional cost)
    • Horse Drawn Rides thru the Not So Scary Forest
    • Petting Zoo
    • Cowboy Camp
    • Pumpkin Alley
    • Trike Track
    • Little Monster’s Game Area
    • Old McDonald’s Barrel Cars
    • Pumpkin Nook Education Building
    • Papa Bob’s Village
    • Chalk House
    • Straw Maze
    • Picture Areas

HARVEST FESTIVAL

  • Date and Time: Sunday, October 13th 1-5pm
  • Location: Probstfield Farm- 4626 Oakport St N, Moorhead, MN
  • Admission Fee: Good Will Offering
  • Things to enjoy:
    • Hayrides
    • Pioneer Games & Activities
    • Old Time Music at 4pm
    • Apple Cider and produce from our land at the Old Trail Market
    • AND don’t forget to pick out your pumpkin & squash!

Wherever the wind blows you (or quite possiblly this odd gale force wind we get on the prairie), enjoy this fall season at one of these fun, festive events. It won’t be long and we’ll start to see that unspeakable white stuff again. But until then, take advantage of the short not-so-hot, not-so-cold months ahead and load up the family minivan for some fun around Fargo-Moorhead!